Tag «Luke»

The challenge to do (Luke 10.25-37)

Breakfast with the Bible, Chelmsford Cathedral (23rd July 2017). 1. SAMARITANS BE DAMNED! ‘Samaritans be damned!’ summed up the attitude of most Jews to Samaritans. The Samaritans were regarded as half-breeds, traitors to the Jewish race. The roots of this bitterness went back to the return of Jews from exile in 539 BC. Almost a …

The Meeting of the Five (Luke 2:22-38)

When I first met Caroline her grandmother (i.e. father’s mother) was still alive. She was a real character. Welsh to her finger-tips, Caroline & I called her ‘Nain’ – and our children called her ‘Hen-Nain’. Her husband had been minister of a large Welsh-speaking Baptist church, before going to the Baptist College in Cardiff where …